The “Form Display” tab allows you to configure the appearance and some features of how your form looks and functions.

Another powerful feature of Give is the ability to load the payment fields in a variety of ways. Give provides on-page payment field options that refresh dynamically rather than redirecting you to another page. This allows you to have payment fields on the same page as your donation form and message.

The “Form Display” tab provides the following options to help you make the most of your donation form experience.

The “Form Display” tab on the Form Edit screen.
The “Form Display” tab on the Form Edit screen.

Display Options

Options: All Fields | Modal | Reveal | Button
Default: All Fields

  1. “All Fields” Show all the payment fields directly on the page below the donation form. This is a good way to indicate that more information is needed right away.
    See Demo Here
  2. “Modal” This hides the payment fields until the donor clicks “Donate Now”. Upon click, all the necessary payment fields appear inside a modal window, darkening the page, and focusing the donor on finishing their donation. The modal window is responsive and works well across all devices.
    See Demo Here
  3.  “Reveal” This hides the payment fields until the donor clicks on “Donate Now”. Upon click, all the payment fields scroll out down below the button. This is useful for minimizing the look/feel of your donation page and only showing the information when the donor is ready to act.
  4. “Button” This is like the “Modal” option, except that nothing is shown but a “Donate” button. Once that is clicked the whole form appears in the Modal. This display style is best for use in sidebars in widgets, headers or footers to give your site visitors a one-click option to get to your main donation form on any page of your website.
    See Demo Here
NOTE: Depending on which option you choose above, you’ll also see new options appear to customize the text of either the reveal button or the “submit donation” button.

Submit Button

Option: An empty text field
Default: “Donate Now”

You can customize the text of your submit donation button here. Text only, no html characters are accepted.

Default Gateway

Options: Global Default | Any gateway that you have enabled in your Payment Gateway Settings page.
Default: Global Default

This option allows you to override whatever Global Default option you have set in the Payment Gateway Settings. So if you’ve set PayPal Standard as your Global Default, but you have one form in which you want Offline Donations to be the default, you can do that here.

Want to completely disable some gateways from certain forms? Check out our "Per Form Gateways" Add-on.

Name Title Prefix

Options: Global Option | Required | Optional | Disabled
Default: Global Option

This setting allows the donor to add title prefix such as “Mrs, Mr, Ms, Dr” etc to their name. Admin has the option to either choose the Global Option which is defined in the core settings here or can customize it by choosing from the rest of the options.

Prefixes can be required or optional for form submission. Selecting either “required” or “optional” will cause an additional settings field to display where you can choose which prefixes to include, or type a new prefix and click enter to add it to the lot. Selected options will display in a dropdown in the form.

Name title prefix settings in Form Display
Name title prefix settings in Form Display

Company Donations

Options: Global Option | Required | Optional | Disabled
Default: Global Option

Give allows you the option to add a company field. Enabling this setting will cause an additional field labeled “Company Name” to appear after the first and last name in the personal information section of the forms.

You have the option to select the Global option which is defined in the core settings here or can choose from the rest of the options to make it a required or optional field or disable it for this form.

Anonymous Donations

Options: Global Option | Enabled | Disabled
Default: Global Option

If you have this option enabled, the donor will have the option to stay anonymous and not have their personal information displayed publicly on your site. The admin will still receive all the information about the donor, but when utilizing functionality like the Donor Wall, the donation will still display, but the personal information will be hidden.

Admin has the option to select the Global option which is defined in the core settings here or can either enable or disable it for this form.

Donor Comments

Options: Global Option | Enabled | Disabled
Default: Global Option

Enabling Donor Comments will provide donors with an additional text field on the form where they can place a comment about their donation. This comment can then be displayed publicly when enabled by the Donor Wall functionality. Keep in mind that donors that mark themselves as anonymous won’t have their comments displayed on the Donor Wall.

Admin has the option to select the Global option which is defined in the core settings here or can either enable or disable it for this form.

Guest Donations

Options: Enabled | Disabled
Default: Enabled

Give allows you to optionally require donors to have an account or register an account when they donate. But this is not required. This option allows you to have non-logged-in users make donations.

Keep in mind that if you have this enabled, you’ll want to also enable the “Email Access” setting. This gives non-logged-in donors the ability to see their donation history by entering their email address and getting a temporary access link to your Donation History page.

Registration

Options: None | Registration | Login | Registration + Login
Default: None

This setting allows you to add the WordPress Registration and/or Login form into your donation form. This allows your donors to create a user account or login to an existing user account on your website. This makes viewing their Donation History page much easier.

Regarding Recurring Donations: A user-account is also required if your donors are creating Recurring Donations. In order to view and cancel their subscriptions, they are required to login to the site. If you have enabled Recurring Donations on your form, it is required that you also enable either the registration or login or both.

Regarding Guest Donations: If you have disabled Guest Donations, then a Registration and/or Login form is required for donors to donate. If you only want logged-in users to donate, you can set Guest Donations to “Disabled” and “Registration” to “None” and a notification will appear informing potential donors that only logged-in users can donate.

Floating Labels

Floating labels allows placing your form’s input labels to be inside the input, making a more uniform look and feel for your forms. Additionally, when the donor begins typing into a field, the label “floats” to the top of the input so the donor doesn’t lose the context of what they should be entering in the field.

Floating labels can be enabled in the global “Display Options” settings, and optionally over-written per form.

Floating Labels Before and After
Floating Labels Before and After